Peter Sagan beats Mark Cavendish, Andre Greipel in Tirreno

Peter Sagan wins, Tirreno-Adriatico 2013, stage three

Peter Sagan has best Mark Cavendish and Andre Greipel to win stage three of Tirreno-Adriatico in what was the last opportunity for the fast-men.

The Tour de France green jersey champion Sagan launched his sprint off Greipel's wheel with Cavendish unable to come around the Slovak sensation in the closing metres. Cavendish still leads the overall classification after the 190km rain-soaked run to Narni Scalo.

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Sophie Smith is an Australian journalist, broadcaster and author of Pain & Privilege: Inside Le Tour. She follows the WorldTour circuit, working for British, Australian and US press, and has covered 10 Tours de France.